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Energy Resilience Conservation Investment Program

Energy Resilience Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP) projects are designed to dramatically change energy consumption at an installation or joint base, implement renewable energy technologies, and conserve water resources.

Recognized as subject matter experts for validating ERCIP projects, the program manager is a member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Integrated Program Team, establishing program strategies for all U.S. military services.  The team assists with developing the annual ERCIP guidance for both OSD and Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. 

The program validates DD Form 1391 (Military Construction Project Data) requests for the Department of Defense ensuring projects are complete.  This includes meeting established Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) goals and ensuring the most viable projects, as established by the DoD ERCIP criteria, move forward for potential funding.


ERCIP projects are prioritized within three categories:

  • Energy Efficiency – 65 percent
  • Renewable Energy – 25 percent
  • Water Conservation – 10 percent

The ERCIP team improves program planning efforts through the use of four techniques:

  • Administrative – Ensure that the DD1391 is properly and completely filled out with appropriate and required signatures
  • Technical – Utilizes the Bidability, Constructability, Operability, Environmental and Sustainability (BCOES) process.
  • Cost – Develops Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and calculates Savings-to-Investment Ratio (SIR).  Develops a parametric estimate to determine project cost.
  • Cybersecurity/Network Integration – Develops template language  incorporated into ERCIP projects for cybersecurity processes/procedures.  Determines and develops the cost of an accredited system.

Contact the ERCIP team by calling (256) 895-1352 or send an email.

Learn More

To Learn more about ERCIP, click here and view our Fact Sheet.